The Wail, a poem by Shih-Fang Wang at
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The Wail

The Wail

written by: Shih-Fang Wang


It penetrates the walls
Rushes down the hallway
Sounds like someone’s response
To her life’s saddest moment
It overwhelms my ears
Grabs my heart

When I enter this building
I do not know
From whom it comes
It is a loud and sad howling
As she tries to gush out
Her overloaded emotions
Anger frustration and pain

Once she was independent
Well spoken
Now confined to a bed
Unable to express herself
She can only attract attention
With a soul wrenching wail

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